I recently saw a lime dip that looked and sounded so delicious, that I couldn’t get it out of my head. This particular recipe utilized lime flavored Jell-O as the flavoring and sweetener, so I looked further. Another recipe that I saw used key lime flavored yogurt, but I didn’t see any that used fresh lime juice. I happened to have (4) fresh key limes left over from the key lime pie I made a few weeks ago, as well as some Chobani 2% Greek yogurt, so I knew I was going to make my Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip with those ingredients. I added some fresh key lime juice, zest, powdered sugar, and a bit of cream cheese to the Greek yogurt, and it resulted in a refreshing, creamy, and utterly addicting dip! Did we ever gobble that up FAST.
This dip is so citrusy, tangy, and indulgent, it may be hard to realize that it’s actually quite healthy for you (minus the powdered sugar)! I chose powdered sugar as the sweetener because it dissolves easily. I can’t imagine granulated sugar working too well here as it won’t dissolve, unless you make a simple syrup out of it. I didn’t want to fuss with that! I knew honey would change the flavor too much, and I wanted that fresh key lime flavor to shine! Agave syrup is pretty mild in flavor, so that could be a viable option if you’re looking for an alternative. If you try a different sweetener and you enjoy it, please let me know!
I know everyone isn’t as into key limes as I am — and I REALLY am — so you can easily substitute fresh limes or even lemon. Any citrus flavor would work well here. Pineapple would be quite nice as well! I envision customizing this dip a number of ways, including toasted coconut on top for some tropical flair. :tounge:
I’ll tell you, my favorite thing to dip in here was bananas. There was something about the banana-lime combination that made me crazy. The dip was excellent with graham crackers as well as fruit, so it’s a great snack or appetizer for the kids. It’s something they’ll be excited about eating! Even more exciting? Make skewers with the fruit. I don’t know a kid that doesn’t like eating off of a stick! The bottom line is, this is a snack or appetizer that adults and kids alike are going to enjoy immensely, and that can be very hard to come by. Try it….you’ll see.